Kensington Announces the First Docking Station for MacBook® Computers via USB
smart made simple™ Design Gives Users Multiple Screen Access, Peripherals Connectivity and Greater Desktop Comfort
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced the availability of the public beta version of a new Mac driver for its 2008 CES Innovation Award-winning sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video. This new driver enables the sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video to be compatible with MacBook computers running Mac OS® X v10.4.11 or later. Mac users can download this new driver from www.software.kensington.com at no extra cost.
This new Mac driver makes Kensington’s sd200v the first docking station with video to give MacBook users instant access to an external VGA display, keyboard, mouse or up to 5 USB peripherals over one single USB 2.0 connection. Kensington’s use of DualView technology lets Mac users easily expand their work area across their notebook screen and an external monitor. An easy-access front-panel button instantly enables multi-monitor computing.
“We’re proud to give Mac users this best of both worlds solution - from mobility outside the home to higher comfort and productivity within it,” said Frederic Frappereau, Global Product Manager, Kensington. "A good notebook provides mobile users with just what they need away from home, while our sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video gives them all the functionality of the desktop when they want it, in a simple and easy to use fashion. They no longer need to waste time plugging in multiple devices or dealing with complicated monitor setup procedures.
The Kensington sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video is the ideal companion to notebooks that have limited USB ports, such as the recently announced MacBook Air™.
Key features of the Kensington sd200v Docking Station with Video
# Ease of use and convenience - Gain instant access to your keyboard, monitor, mouse and all peripherals with one USB cable. Plug-n-play and hot pluggable, so you can connect to the dock and swap devices without shutting down. Front USB port makes connections quick and easy.
# DualView technology - Connect an extra monitor via USB and DualView switch lets you expand your work area across your notebook screen and an external monitor. The integrated switch and Smart Connect/Disconnect technology manages the dual display settings for you- extended or mirrored view.
# Stereo connectivity - Stereo-out & microphone-in port lets you connect 2.1 stereo speakers or Internet chat headsets.
# Desktop clutter reduced - Mini tower design reduces desktop footprint.
The Kensington sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video (SKU K33415) is available at major electronic retailers and online e-tailers at a suggested retail price of $139.99. The public beta version of the Mac driver is available for download at www.software.kensington.com.
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